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UIndy Names New Area Health Education Center Executive Director

The University of Indianapolis has named Erica Young the new Executive Director of the Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center (MICI-AHEC). An AHEC is a network of regional health education centers, coordinated through a central program office and designed to assess and meet the needs of citizens in that specific region. The mission

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UIndy Health Pavilion faculty, staff, and students showcase research

The first annual UIndy Health Pavilion Scholarship Day, held on Friday, May 19, 2017, showcased research from nearly 20 faculty, staff, undergraduates, and graduate students. Dr. Erin Fekete, School of Psychology, and Dr. Stephanie Combs-Miller, Krannert School of Physical Therapy, organized the event as a way to promote interprofessional learning and discussion. “The Health Pavilion

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UIndy School of OT celebrates OTD accreditation status

In March 2017, the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE) conducted a site visit to evaluate the University of Indianapolis School of Occupational Therapy’s entry-level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) program for accreditation. The program welcomed its first OTD cohort in August 2015. The cohort is on track to graduate in May 2018. The

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Gerontology capstone presentations to span a variety of aging topics

Gerontology, the study of aging, is a broad discipline. Our upcoming Capstone presentations by graduate gerontology students, which will take place on Wednesday, May 3, demonstrate that breadth. The graduate gerontology program is offered completely online, giving students the option to present their capstone work in person or from a remote location. Both in-person presentations and

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UIndy’s MPS in Real Estate Development program helps Logan gain industry experience

After graduating from Indiana University, Logan Brougher took a job in the shipping and transportation industry. The job provided good experience, but his passion lay with real estate—Logan has held an Indiana realtor’s license since he was 19 years old. Inspired to pursue his passion, Logan began researching graduate programs that could help him reach

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Molly took her M.A. in History to Cook Regentec

As part of her studies in the M.A. in History program at the University of Indianapolis, Molly Busenbark completed her thesis on naval mutinies during WWI. The 2006 graduate now works as a Quality Assurance Specialist at Cook Regentec, an Indianapolis firm focused on researching regenerative medicine therapies and equipment. While the subject matter may

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KSPT faculty scheduled to present at national conference

Later this month, when a large percentage of the nation’s physical therapists gather for their largest annual professional conference, the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX, several faculty from the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy will be on the docket as presenters. Faculty presenters are listed in

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Expressive Arts workshop for long term care workers scheduled for March 2017

The University of Indianapolis Center for Aging & Community (CAC) will host it’s second Expressive Arts in Long Term Care workshop near Indianapolis in March 2017. CAC has been contracted by the Indiana State Department of Health to design, implement, and coordinate the project that aims to improve the quality of life of older adults living in long

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UIndy athletic training prof garners two honors from GLATA

Dr. Craig Voll, assistant professor in the Athletic Training program at the University of Indianapolis, recently received two honors from the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA). In mid-December 2016, Voll was elected the GLATA District IV District Director. This position represents the states of Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota and is a member

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Perspectives from MPS HR Student Zack Salaz

You probably have a lot in common with Zack Salaz. He works hard as a physical plant employee here at the University of Indianapolis. He has three kids at home; a five-, three-, and one-year-old. And he is looking to advance his career by pursuing a Master of Professional Studies in Human Resource Development &

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MSW Program Welcomes First Cohort

The Phyllis Lan Lin Department of Social Work welcomed its first group of graduate students to the Masters in Social Work program. Students have engaged in course work and are currently selecting practicum sites for the second semester. The Department also welcomed two new MSW faculty – Dr. Eveldora Wheeler and Dr. Wanda Watts. What

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KSPT faculty have influence beyond the classroom

In addition to teaching responsibilities, the faculty of the Krannert School of Physical Therapy are active in research and scholarship, working to advance the practice and profession of physical therapy. Some recent faculty highlights include: Dr. Frank Bates, associate professor and the director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program was inducted into the Academy of

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UIndy Athletic Training prof co-authors article on student-athletes and MRSA

Say the word “athletic trainer” and thoughts of sprained ankles and concussions come to mind. But athletic trainers at both the high school and college levels are prepared to handle a wide range of conditions, including infectious diseases. Dr. Christine Lauber, director of the University of Indianapolis Master of Science in Athletic Training program, recently

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Gerontology professor presents on interdisciplinary collaboration and service-learning

Gerontology — the study of aging — is an interdisciplinary field that pulls from the fields of psychology, social work, public health and more. University of Indianapolis Associate Professor Dr. Lisa Borrero has recently used her interdisciplinary expertise and commitment to service-learning in presentations to other colleagues in higher education. In September 2016, Borrero and

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UIndy Education Alum Heather Noesges Featured in Indy Star

Fortville Elementary School played host to the Arcade Cardboard Challenge on Friday, October 21. The event saw second through fifth graders creating cardboard-based games for parents, teachers, and their first-grade classmates to participate in. Before contestants could play, they had to correctly answer a math question. The emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

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Be ahead of the curve; earn a Master’s in Athletic Training

When preparing for a career, you want to take every advantage available to you. The University of Indianapolis now offers you the advantage of earning a Master of Science in Athletic Training. Recently, the accrediting bodies for athletic training education announced that the standard for the professional athletic training degree would move to the master’s level.

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The MBA student experience, according to Professor Matt Will

Dr. Matthew Will started out like most other University of Indianapolis MBA professors did—in private industry. As an insurance and private equity executive, Dr. Will spent 15 years living in planes—traversing the country to buy companies in bankruptcy courts. As he started to have kids, Dr. Will sought a more family-friendly profession. Teaching at the

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Meet UIndy Business Professor Terry Schindler

After working in the consumer electronics industry for close to 33 years, Dr. Terry Schindler had some goals in mind. By the time he turned 55 years of age, he wanted to do three things: teach, run a consulting business, and play golf. Dr. Schindler founded ARTESIAN Training & Consulting in 1997. He shot a

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Jacob Goodman is an innovative UIndy Education alum

“Teaching was the first thing I ever said I wanted to do when I was a kid. I think I was in second grade when I came home and told my mom I wanted to be a math teacher—I was good at math and I liked helping other kids.” Jacob Goodman studied math and Russian

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What is Teach (STEM)³? Hear from UIndy Alumna Olivia Birdsall

Maine native Olivia Birdsall wasn’t sure what to do after graduating with undergraduate degrees in art and math. She worked with an artist residency program for a summer, but it didn’t work out. A few odd jobs followed—Olivia was a costumer, a photography intern, and a substitute teacher. One of those jobs stood out. “I

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